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Town of Dunreith, Indiana
Location of Dunreith in Henry County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|• Land||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m)|
|• Density||1,379.03/sq mi (530.48/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0433801|
Dunreith is a town in Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. The population was 177 at the 2010 census.
Dunreith was originally called Coffin's Station, and under the latter name was platted in 1865 by Emery Dunreith Coffin.
Dunreith is located at 39°48′11″N 85°26′13″W / 39.80306°N 85.43694°W (39.802940, -85.436849).
According to the 2010 census, Dunreith has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 177 people, 78 households, and 54 families living in the town. The population density was 1,361.5 inhabitants per square mile (525.7/km2). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 676.9 per square mile (261.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 5.1% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.
There were 78 households, of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.69.
The median age in the town was 46.5 years. 17.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
In 1968, 250 residents of Dunreith had to be evacuated for 48 hours after two freight trains sideswiped, releasing flammable and poisonous liquids that resulted in a major fire and a huge explosion. The fire destroyed a cannery and seven houses; cyanide pollution of the water persisted for several months.
Actress/playwright/lyricist Gretchen Cryer, mother of actor Jon, was born and raised in Dunreith.